Raphael, the French taste

from Saturday September 11 to Sunday October 31, 2021
booth 93 alley 6 Paul Bert



From September 11 to October 31, 2021, Aurélien Jeauneau and Jérémy Pradier-Jeauneau will exhibit in their space at the Paul Bert Serpette Market an exceptional set by the decorator Raphaël designed especially for the Maison Internationale of the Cité Universitaire de Paris, in 1955. The whole will be scenographed. by the young team of architects Mann-Coatanea, Juliet Mann and Julie de Maria Coatanea.

This new generation of architects and antique dealers will jointly question, through the prism of Raphaël's production dedicated to young people, the French taste of today.


RAPHAËL (1912-2000)

He is considered to be one of the greatest French decorators of the 20th century. From important public orders for embassies, ministries, liners to those of wealthy individuals - Joséphine Baker was to count among her first clients in 1934, Raphaël's sure and refined taste is expressed through sober luxury and elegant harmonies. For the university campuses of Paris and Antony, his colleagues are called Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand. For his furniture, the only product in small series, he will be able to use oak and mahogany with intelligence and fantasy, to make decorator's furniture in the service of the future elite.



For seven years now, the Pradier-Jeauneau gallery has been defending post-war French design in these two spaces, at the Paul Bert Serpette market and in the historic heart of Bordeaux. Aurélien Jeauneau, specialist of the French designer Pierre Guariche, co-wrote the monograph published at Normafin 2020. With numerous thematic exhibitions and prestigious collaborations, with Isabelle Stanislas, Pierre Frey, Studio Asai and Maison Thévenon, the gallery is working on singular presentations that create the event.


Also to be discovered during the exhibition:
the collaboration between the Pradier-Jeauneau gallery and Charlotte Culot who will exhibit her unique pieces.

Charlotte Culot and Raphaël, it is a creative face to face that shows all the modernity of French taste from yesterday to today, with a concern for excellence that combines art, craftsmanship and decoration.


booth 93 alley 6 Paul Bert